This is getting old. It seems that every second career-related question has been closed then reopened, sometimes multiple times, and probably by the usual suspects. From the StackOverflow blog, A Question About Questions:
The current results for Which type of “programming related” questions are appropriate [on Stack Overflow]?, in order by votes, are:
7 . Questions about social engineering, management, or career building, ergonomics, or other “soft” topics related to development work. (7)
The “winners” of this poll, items 1-7, map strongly to my idea of what we built Stack Overflow for.
- Jul 8 at 8:23: posted the question on meta;
- Jul 8 at 1:53: RichB bumps it for no other reason than to close it. Note: no content or tag change there, just a bump saying "There is nothing programming related at all about this.";
- Jul 8 at 2:20: closed by Paolo Bergantino, Rich B, Ólafur Waage, John Saunders, Pesto. 2 or 3 of these are active on here, are aware of Jeff's comments about what's programming-related and persist closing such questions anyway.
So what does it take exactly?